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Weddings and civil partnerships
You can get married or form a civil partnership in England or Wales if you are:
- 16 or over
- not already married or in a civil partnership
- not closely related
Same sex couples can convert a civil partnership into a marriage in England or Wales.
There are different rules if you want to get married or form a civil partnership:
In England and Wales, a civil wedding can take place at a register office or any venue approved by the local council, for example a stately home or hotel. A wedding can only legally take place in a venue that is licensed and must be in a permanent structure with a roof.
Whilst you are not legally able to marry outdoors at present, North Lincolnshire Registration Service now offers a celebratory ceremony which can take place prior to a legal marriage. These can take place outdoors at any of our approved venues.
A religious wedding can take place in a church, chapel or other religious building. For example in a temple or synagogue that is registered for worship and marriages.
There are legal preliminaries to complete before weddings can take place in civil or religious buildings. These must be done within a specified timescale, otherwise the wedding cannot proceed.